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Petrol Station Coffeehouse
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Taps: 35 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
985 Wakefield Dr
phone: (713) 957-2875
(Place added by: ottovon on 05-13-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Been going here for beers and burgers for a bit over a year now, figured it was time to review.
The top criticism of this place is wait time on food. That being said, they are limited by the size of their kitchen and I think that most people that frequent Petrol are aware of this and plan for it. Just be chill about waiting for your food, grab another beer, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Your burger will be worth it.
The tap lineup provides great selection across styles and breweries; and they do growler fills, which, if you aren't from Texas, is a big deal.
Overall, just a great place for a lazy weekend afternoon or some after work beers.
06-07-2011 17:42:30 |
More by drummermattie02
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Just between Garden Oaks and the Heights lies an old corner gas station that has been transformed into Houston’s best pub. The atmosphere is always one with friendly, knowledgeable staff who are ready to educate those who are new to the craft beers scene, and to slake the thirsts of craft brew aficionados. Petrol has rotating taps that carry seasonal craft brews, and occasional specialty brews like St Arnold Bourbon Barrel Winter Stout, and Southern Star Crème Brule Buried Hatchet. Great selection of local TX breweries. Come for the brews, stay for the burgers which are the best in Houston. The patrons are some of Houston’s finest and friendliest. It’s easy to strike up a conversation about anything with people you just met. Great place!
06-01-2011 01:33:55 |
More by BeerHunter76
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Small locale in the Garden Oaks neighborhood north of the 610 loop. Always rotating tap list which consists of 25-30 selections most of the time. Varied beers, always something good. Have had fresh Maharaja, Hopsickle, Chocolate Yeti, Double Bastard, Unibroue stuff. With (512), Real Ale, Independence, Southern Star, Saint Arnold offerings usually available. Casks from Saint Arnold and Real Ale are sometimes available. Inside could get cramped during peak hours. Front and back patio seating available. Small menu consists of soups, sandwiches, tacos on Tuesdays, and burgers. Oh the burgers! Easily some of the tastiest around. Free beer tastes and 1/2 pints available for 1/2 the price. Prices are very reasonable. They also do growler fills. What more do you want?! Parking is limited, though they have recently acquired a lot across the bar, so it isn't as bad.
05-17-2011 04:36:53 |
More by kspongeworthy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Located in the middle of a neighborhood in the heights. Atmosphere is very chill and relaxed. Really nice people hang here and are always willing to strike up a conversation, not a ton of seating inside but if you get there early enough on a weekend or go during the week its not too hard to find a table. Patio in front and in the back are nice during the evening when the temperature isn't unbearable. Have a decent number of taps (35ish) and the selection is always top notch, great Texas craft brews and several from national breweries. They also have events every once in a while where the get rare kegs (Bitches Brew) and have experimental beers (Creme Brulee Buried Hatchet Stout). The food isn't typical bar food, its really good! The burgers are excellent and have been voted some of the best in Houston. Highly recommended and always a nice place to hang out any day of the week for some good beer.
05-05-2011 06:04:47 |
More by Texasfan549
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The atmosphere of this place was great. Considering it is located in the middle of a neighborhood in the heights, I had my doubts... But the music was great and they have a big patio area in the back that makes it a perfect place to be on a nice day.
The quality of taps that they had was great. Alot of beers that you dont normally see around town and they rotate in new beers all the time.
I had great service when we went and they were very informative and helpful with my gf who is just getting into craft beer. They also do growler fills and I'm pretty sure they are the only place in town to do so.
Food was excellent. They are ranked in the top 4 for best burgers in Houston. Not to mention their hummus appetizer really hit this spot.
I thought that the beers were all reasonably priced for their selection. I was not upset when I received my bill at all
I definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a good craft beer and I cant wait to go back myself.
04-26-2011 15:43:52 |
More by dcloeren
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Heard good thing about the Petrol Station, and was in Houston so gave it a shot. It's located in the middle of a neighborhood, kind of odd.
Real laid back atmosphere, wish there was something like this in Beaumont.
Beer selection was great. Had a 512 Pecan Porter and a Real Ale Sisyphus. Staff knew alot and was fun listening to them talk beer. Although I didn't eat the food looked great as well. Definitely need to order something next time.
Will be back whenever I'm in Houston. Great place
03-07-2011 20:10:16 |
More by SWMeyer4141
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Heard great things about this place, and decided to give it a try. Its not a big place but has a decent amount of seating, and what I really like about this place is, keep in mind I was their on an early Saturday night, it doesn't get insanely packed to where you're fighting for your life to get a beer. Not a ton of taps, around 30 now because I think they did away with the coffee but dont quote me on the coffee line. But what they do have is pretty good and with that in mind I will be going back soon.
02-22-2011 19:30:36 |
More by kjkinsey
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
I finally got to make it to Petrol last night. I live in NW Houston so this was a 45 minute drive that was well worth it. This is an excellent dive bar that is everything I want in a watering hole. Not a huge number of taps but they don't waste any taps either. I only gave the atmosphere a "3" because of the cleanliness. I know its a bar and cleanliness is not a priority but when my feet stick to the floor (this was early in the night) I get grossed out. With that being said I will be going back as soon I can.
12-04-2010 20:55:33 |
More by jtortorice
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I had been wanting to give this place a try, finally got the chance while in town on business. Great, comfortable feel to the atmosphere. Interesting to see a cool place like this tucked into a neighborhood. A bit crowded inside, but plenty of seating outside also available.
I really don't have a place I'd call a "beer bar" at home, so for me, this place had a great selection. Had local staff like Saint Arnold's and Southern Star, and also some Avery, Oskar blues and some other good quality stuff.
I'll definitely be returning to Petrol Station on my next trip to Houston. Great local beer place.
11-20-2010 21:21:06 |
More by RedBeardBrewing
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Straight Texas. Not one of the super huge halls that Houston has grown so fond of. Small, out of the way neighborhood joint with a great customer base and really homey indoor and outdoor seating. My preferred destination for a tipsy, lazy, weekend afternoon.
Quality: The beer selection is on the small side, but the Station always has stellar beers on draft and always features the best of Texas.
Service: The best you can ask for. I love a place where you can say to the bartender, "Pour me your favorite", and they just pour the beer with the conviction instead of hemming and hawing and asking, "What do you normally drink?" They are also always excited to talk to you about what they have, where it came from, etc. A+
Selection: Smaller (maybe 12 pulls), but always great beers, and always changing. Bonus: I have NEVER had a stale beer here. Much more than I can say for Taps, the Saucer, the G-Man, etc.
Food: Burgers! Monday happy hour deal is sith.
If you haven't been there, go there. If you are just visiting Houston, this place will make you wish you lived here.
10-29-2010 22:10:48 |
More by davidfortunato
Petrol Station Coffeehouse in Houston, TX
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